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Math Exchange at the University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K.

Spring  2013

United Kingdom 

Program Full

Program Description:

The University of Central Florida’s exchange program with the University of Surrey, in Guildford, U.K. offers an opportunity for UCF students with a major or minor in the Department of Mathematics to study their discipline in a non-USA setting. The University of Surrey is an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University’s Department of Mathematics offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in Mathematics in an environment where teaching and research are well integrated. The University of Surrey was founded in 1894. It was known as Battersea Polytechnic Institute and located in London.  In 1966 it was moved to Guildford and renamed the University of Surrey. The structure of the academic programs at the University of Surrey promotes interdisciplinary collaboration.  The programs are divided into four Faculties: Arts and Human Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences and Management and Law, which houses the School of Management. It is currently the academic home of approximately 12,000 students. Guildford is the county town of Surrey, England, the seat for Guildford Borough, and the administrative headquarters of the South East England region. The town is located about some 50 km (31 miles) southwest of London. Guildford is about 40 minutes by train to the south west of London, and accessible to both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA: 3.0 cumulative
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange

Application Process:

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

In addition, the application process requires that you select one instructor familiar with you who is willing to provide an Academic Reference. The instructor must be able to explain why you are a good candidate for this program.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the Department of Mathematics and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information:

University of Surrey

Estimated Student Expenses

FAQ's University of Surrey

University of Surrey, Virtual Tour

University of Surrey, Exchange website  

Exchange Student Guide

International Pre-Departure Guide

Passport Services Available on Campus

Student blog: http://abroderabroad.tumblr.com/

Learning Outcomes:

Participants of this program will be expected to realize the following outcomes:

DISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES (per course syllabi)


  • Describe the main cultural, geographic, physical, politico-economic, and social characteristics of the host country.
  • Discuss how the host country fits within the global physical, cultural, political or economic systems.


  • Describe how the program impacted their personal culture and values.
  • Provide examples on how the program experiences affected their academic, professional, or personal goals.


  • Provide examples of how they may use their program experiences to deal with challenging situations in the future.
  • Provide examples of how to avoid conflicts from misunderstandings due to cultural differences.


  • Communicate in writing how their program experience makes them more valuable to a prospective graduate program or employer. 
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 3.00 cumulative
Language: English
Proficiency Level Required: None required.
Other Prerequisites: 
Courses[click to expand]:
MAP-4363 Applied Boundary Values I - Surrey
Academic Institution: University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Catalog Description:

Module description of: MAT 2011 Linear Partial Differential Equations.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3.00

MAA-4402 Introduction to Complex Variables
Academic Institution: University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Catalog Description:

Module description of: MAT 2012-Functions of a Complex Variable

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3.00

COT-4500 Numerical Calculus
Academic Institution: University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Catalog Description:

Module description of: MAT 2001 Numerical and Computational Methods

Credit Hours: 3.00

STA-4322 Statistical Theory II
Academic Institution: University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Catalog Description:

Module description of: MAT 2013 Mathematical Statistics

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Program Components and Costs:
Component: Administration
Price (in US Dollars): 250.00
Requirement: Mandatory
Payment due:  Pending application approval
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Barry Griffiths
Email: Barry.Griffiths@ucf.edu
Office: MAP 115
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2013-02-04
Program Ends: 2013-06-14
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-09-15
Academic Institution:
University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom 
Additional information:
Program Map
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 110.00
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu